People and Places – Steve 1 – You are from Brooklyn?

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Mark: So, Steve, you are from Brooklyn?
Steve: Yes.
Mark: That is one of the boroughs of New York City?
Steve: Correct.
Mark: How many boroughs are there, do you know?
Steve: Five. I do know. Five.
Mark: What are they?
Steve: Brooklyn, which was my hometown.
Mark: Uh-huh.
Steve: The Bronx, where Yankee Stadium is.
Mark: Uh-huh.
Steve: Manhattan. That is the famous one, where all the museums and music and Central Park and Greenwich Village and everything is. Manhattan is a little island.
Mark: Uh-huh.
Steve: So there is Brooklyn, Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens and Staten Island.
Mark: Staten Island … and the Bronx and Brooklyn are both on Long Island. Is that right?
Steve: Correct! … No! That is totally wrong.
Mark: Totally wrong.
Steve: Long Island is a suburb. It is outside of New York City …
Mark: Aah.
Steve: … next to the ocean. It is beautiful out there. I have family out there.
Mark: Right … but Long Island, the actual island … you know when you look at the map … of New York? Isn’t … aren’t Brooklyn … like you got the American mainland here like this … then you got the river … then you got Manhattan … then you got the East River … that must be the Hudson …that must be the Hudson … which one is the East River?
Steve: Aah …
Mark: And then you got Long Island.
Steve: Correct, yeah.
Mark: …and that is Brooklyn here and the Bronx here.
Steve: No, the Bronx is in the north.
Mark: and aah and then you got those bedroom communities … ah what do they call them? Up north there.
Steve: Yonkers and Scarsdale and so on.
Mark: That is where I stayed.
Steve: Is it?
Mark: Yeah, and I took a train down to Grand Central. One hour. And then I would just walk around. Like I was only in Manhattan. I didn’t go to Brooklyn or the Bronx
Steve: Manhattan is great to walk around.
Mark: Yeah.

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    Low Level (at this very low level they can underline words that they know as they listen because most of it they will miss)
    then try…

    What is his name?
    Is his name Steve?
    Is his name Mark?
    What are their names?

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    How many speakers (people) are there?
    What is the name of the first speaker?
    What is the name of the other speaker?
    Where is he from?
    Where is Brooklyn?
    Where is New York?
    What is Long Island?
    Where is Long Island?

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    What was the name of the other one?
    Where was he from?
    What did he say about Manhattan?
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    Has he been to Long Island?

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    What was the name of the person who was asking the questions?
    What was the name of the person who was answering them?
    What were they talking about?
    What was the origin of the confusion about Long Island?
    What is the relationship between the places mentioned in the conversation?

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    Use Wikipedia to clear up the confusion about Long Island and to explain the situation. Give a short presentation to a group showing the location of the places mentioned and explaining what they are and their relationship to each other. Use a visual aid if you can.

    Follow up activity.
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